RIP – Artist Dave Hoover

Posted by on Sep 5, 2011 in Comic Art News | 5 comments

by Dave Hoover

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As reported on the Hughes-Fans Yahoo Group:

I wanted to let everyone know that the comics industry has lost one of it’s true nice guys with the passing of Dave Hoover last night.

I haven’t gotten details as yet. He’s had open heart surgery twice, but when I spent most of the weekend with him in Baltimore last month, he was in great shape and even better spirits.

Sorry for the bust-in, but I wanted to let people know.


R.I.P. Dave. We enjoyed your art all of these years.

Here’s the link to his Comic Art Community Gallery Folder

Deja Thoris by Dave Hoover

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“His wife does/is checking his email account, so if you wish to send
condolences, or memories of Dave, feel free to.

If you want to send a card or flowers or anything, contact me for the

  • J. Gonyeau

    The comic industry is poorer for the loss. R.I.P. Dave Hoover. :(

  • http://Website Steve Feely

    It was an honor and a pleasure to have known Dave in the limited contact we had. He was a gentleman, a true talent, and the world is better to have known him. I am saddened this day and my heartfelt condolences go to his family. The skies outside with their clouds and rain reflect how many must feel. Rest in Peace, Dave.

  • http://Website W. Jones

    Dave was one of the coolest teachers I’ve ever had and he will be missed. I wish his family the best in there loss.

  • http://Website Pranab Sarkar

    I also felt very sad after hearing the news….One of the assets of comics artist has now been passed…may his soul rest in peace

  • http://Website Michael P. Falcone

    I am very sad and heartbroken at the news of Dave’s passing. He was/is a truly great artist and and even better person! My brother and I had quite a lengthy conversation with him a couple of years ago at Wizard World Philly. I got a gorgeous Black Cat sketch! He will be missed.